5 of my favourite things: Antonia Syme

Antonia Syme is a woman who has lived her life surrounded by art and beautiful objects. She shares a selection of some of her favourites.

Q&ADR: Alex Sanson, kinetic sculptor

"My outdoor sculptures are often large in scale to fit in with the environment - think medium sized tree in scale - and have a multitude of similar elements that move in relationship to each with a rhythmic motion. I try to build pattern and form as layers of elements that move in and out of phase with each other and I’m often trying to create a hypnotic or euphoric experience."

In conversation with Gabriel Abrahams of Atelier de Troupe

The sights and sounds of Milan can be overwhelming, but in amongst the noise was a stand with elegant and eye-catching product. ADR editor Aleesha Callahan chatted to the founder of LA-based lighting and furniture brand Atelier de Troupe, Gabriel Abrahams, to find out about the mid-century influences and how it all got started with Ace Hotels.

Q&ADR: Anne-Claire Petre of anaca studio

Every week in our Q&ADR column, ADR interviews an architect, designer, object maker or industry person about who they are beyond the work – their life, inspiration, challenges and aspirations. This week we catch up with Anne-Claire Petre, a furniture designer and founder of anaca studio, to talk about the Australian furniture industry and taking the leap to […]

Future classic: Robert Foster

Photo courtesy FINK Design. The FINK water jug is an achievement perhaps only made by mid-century Danes and very much the last thing you would expect to come out of the near-capital city of Queanbeyan but, hey, in 1993 Robert Foster made it happen! This piece of Australian design exploded into our memories. Its vibrant […]

Nick Mouat: Tech-Tonics

Touted by his clients as the best kept secret in the Australian furniture industry, manufacturer Nick Mouat of Nickisms combines an understanding of both technology and timber to help make the ideas of Australia’s leading designers a reality.

For the People: In conversation with Dale Hardiman

With a generosity of spirit and well-crafted sense of humour, Dale Hardiman is fast-emerging as an exciting new face in the Australian design crowd. Marcus Piper chats to the new-comer for MEZZANINE.

Ash Allen and Harry Zanios in conversation

To join us for a night of celebration with this year’s winners, secure your tickets now. In support of emerging talent with our category sponsor, Zenith, ADR is running a Q&A series with the shortlisted people and practices making up some of the brightest lights on the local design landscape. Ash Allen and Harry Zanios are […]

Talking industrial design with Red Block

Red Block is a Newcastle-based industrial design studio headed up by Priscilla Tan and Martin Tauts. The designers discuss what work is on the horizon and how Australians should be trend setters, not just consumers.

Well shaped: Korban/Flaubert

Korban/Flaubert's sculptures vary from relaxed and unfurling ribbons of steel, rust and colour, to tightly folded zigzags and explorations of turned geometrics, as inside co-editor Gillian Serisier discovers.